September 2nd, October 7th,  and November 4th

Open House Saturdays on the 1st Saturday of every month.


October 5th

Fall Home School Day with Hands-on activities to learn about daily life for all people on the plantation.

10 to 4, $3 per child, groups welcome!


OCTOBER 21st: Harvest Festival

This event explores the season on one of North Carolina’s largest plantations, through games, music, food, crafts, vendors, mule cart rides, and hands-on activities for all ages! This event includes activities on both parts of our site, at Horton Grove and near the Visitors Center.

At 2 p.m.,  Life As Art Productions will perform Dancing Stories at Horton Grove.

Stay until 5 p.m. for a drum circle at Horton Grove with Durham’s own Kwabena Osei Appiagyei.

Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a family rate, all purchases at entry.


NOVEMBER 25th: History and corn husk dolls for all ages the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family!


DECEMBER 2nd: Christmas at Stagville

A holiday open house at Historic Stagville!
Explore our site and learn about holiday traditions for all different families at Stagville. You’ll visit the house of the Bennehan-Cameron slaveholders, the 1850 house of an enslaved family, and the house of a freed family after Emancipation. Kids and adults of all ages can help dress these houses for the coming Christmas season. This open house is free to all.

Come back at 5 p.m. for lantern tours! Tickets are $5 per person, children under 2 are free. See a special performance in the tradition of Jonkonnu, the West African fusion tradition celebrated by enslaved people at Stagville. Tour the houses in the evening with fires and lantern light. Tickets go on sale in November.


January 27th, 2018: 17th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Musuem of History

Come visit us in Raleigh as we celebrate and explore the stories of African Americans in North Carolina. We’ll be making cowrie shell jewelry, showing off our new education programs, and recruiting volunteers!